If you occasionally write books or articles in trade journals in addition to your main activity, you are likely to be paid in copyright. Until now, only those who received rights above a certain threshold – 9,027 euros in 2019 – had to register with Agessa, the social security of authors, to pay pension contributions. But in fact, many of them refrained from doing so …

However, since last year, this retirement contribution (6.90%) has been deducted at source from the royalties paid to those who declare them in wages, regardless of the amount they receive. As this contribution is capped, it is not due on the part of your remuneration (salary + copyright) greater than the annual Social Security ceiling, i.e. 40,524 euros in 2019. But insofar as the publishers who pay you rights do not know what you earn elsewhere, they cannot apply this cap and systematically deduct this contribution from the rights paid.

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Consequence: if you already contribute to the ceiling for your main salaried activity, you may have contributed more than you should have on your copyright without this giving you any additional rights. It is possible to obtain reimbursement of this overpayment from the Urssaf Limousin, which now manages the regime for artist authors in place of Agessa.

But, for that, you have to create your personal space on the site www.artistes-auteurs.urssaf.fr and declare your 2019 copyright. In principle, this declaration should have been made in the spring. But due to the health crisis (and bugs on the site, especially for those who have a double

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